Liverpool vs West Bromwich Albion Predictions
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- Only Leeds (30) have conceded more Premier League goals than West Brom (29) so far this season.
- Liverpool scored a whopping seven goals in their last Premier League game against Crystal Palace.
- The Reds are averaging 2.57 goals per Premier League game overall this season.
- Mohamed Salah has scored 13 goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season.
Liverpool flex their muscles
Champions Liverpool fired a warning shot to their title rivals on Saturday when the rampaging Reds smashed seven goals without reply past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park during a devastating display of attacking football.
The clinical Merseysiders rattled the net seven times from just eight attempts on target against the Eagles and fired themselves back to the summit of the Premier League in the process into a position they will expect to hold from here on in.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are now unbeaten in 10 league games, and with their sights fully calibrated, Liverpool will be targeting another glut of goals on Sunday.
Big Sam’s bad start
The fabled new manager bounce abandoned Sam Allardyce in the ex-England coach’s first game in charge of West Brom last week, when Albion fell to a 3-0 defeat at home to Midlands rivals Aston Villa.
The Baggies were already a goal down when Jake Livermore was dismissed for a terrible tackle on Jack Grealish late in the first half, and a helpless Big Sam could only watch on from the sidelines as his 10-man team was picked off by the Villains.
A trip to play Liverpool at Anfield represents something of a free hit for Albion, though a crushing defeat against the champions could further fracture the Baggies’ already fragile looking confidence.
Liverpool to cut loose at Anfield
Liverpool’s seven-goal showing at Selhurst Park was a ferocious showcase of lethal finishing, and having rocketed home 18 goals in their last six Premier League fixtures overall since the end of the November, the Reds will be hoping to fill their boots again on Sunday.
With attacking trident Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all playing themselves into goal-getting form of late, Liverpool should have far too much firepower for West Brom this weekend, and we expect Jurgen Klopp’s champions to enjoy another profitable afternoon in the final third at their visitor’s expense.
Only Leeds (30) have conceded more Premier League goals than WBA (29) so far this season, and with holding midfielder Livermore out suspended, Albion’s porous backline will look even more exposed.
Liverpool are the division’s most prolific team in 2020/21, and having averaged 2.57 goals per 90 minutes since the campaign kicked-off, the relentless Reds are worth backing in the over 2.5 team goals market against a West Brom team that look ill-equipped to cope with the relentless tide of attacks at Anfield.
Buoyed by their scintillating performance against the Eagles, our 4-0 correct score prediction backs Liverpool to harness their recent goal-getting momentum against a West Brom side that has already failed to notch three times in seven away assignments since their promotion.
Any one of Liverpool’s match-winning front trio would be an excellent choice in the anytime goal-scorer market on Sunday, though we’re backing Mohamed Salah to do the business again for Klopp’s title favourites.
Salah came off the bench to score twice for Liverpool against Crystal Palace last week, and having enjoyed a rest along with his productive cameo, the Egyptian should be ready to hit the ground running against the Baggies.
Liverpool injuries and team news
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez remain long term absentees for Liverpool, while Konstantinos Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner are also currently sidelined.
Thiago is close to making his comeback though the midfielder might not be involved again on Boxing Day.
West Brom injuries and team news
Jake Livermore is suspened following his red card against Aston Villa, while Conor Townsend is also ruled out for the Baggies.
Kyle Bartley, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field will all hope to be fit enough to make the squad however.